A Guest Blog from the Kids Cooking Coalition
The Kids’ Cooking Coalition (KCC) is a community-based initiative designed for children in elementary and early middle school that brings cooking into the lives of children in Winston-Salem, makes cooking fun, interesting, and important, and establishes a life-long skill of being able to prepare healthy food.
Since 2018, the KCC has engaged over 200 children across the city with programs that introduce kids to practical cooking skills and a basic understanding of nutrition.
In honor of Earth Day, the KCC is reflecting on the deep intertwining connection between the foods we eat, education, and the environment. Our work with children is helping to develop an understanding of those connections and create more intentional food choices. Together, we are supporting a more environmentally sustainable future.
Check out this video to learn more about how the Kids Cooking Coalition uses the Go, Slow, Whoa! model (NHLBI) to teach children to distinguish foods based on the amount of fat, added sugar and calories they contain. In this video, we show you how to easily identify foods that can be eaten often (Go), sometimes (Slow) and occasionally (Whoa).
We look forward to seeing you on our Kids’ Cooking Coalition Facebook page and YouTube channel. Click here for more on Kids Cooking Coalition.
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